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Pupils past, present and future in harmonyTalented cellist Jasmine Leavesley who has performed for the Duke of Kent, sung on Radio 4 and recently worked with Will Young on her own composition will be among performers at a unique charity concert in South Derbyshire next month.
Recycling calendars being dropped onto District doormatsResidents across South Derbyshire are being urged to save room on their fridge or noticeboard for the arrival of new recycling calendars. Deliveries are currently being made to 41,000 homes to provide a handy reference guide to when collections take place.
Tributes paid to popular former Councillor A former Councillor awarded the Freedom of South Derbyshire for his distinguished service to local communities has sadly passed away. Bill Dunn was a member of Swadlincote Urban District Council from 1969 and went on to represent South Derbyshire District Council until 2011.
Countdown to Christmas lights switch-onThe countdown to the most wonderful time of year in Swadlincote will begin with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the town on Friday, November 24 for a day of fun, frivolity and fireworks.
Fair press for tenantsA South Derbyshire resident is helping to challenge the perception of people living in social housing. Dave Bown, of Etwall, has helped to produce Fair Press for Tenants, a guide created to educate and inform people about the valuable contribution tenants can, and do, make to their communities.
Remembering the fallenSouth Derbyshire will unite in silence to honour the fallen during Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. A short service will be held on the Delph Public Square in Swadlincote from 10.50am on Armistice Day - Saturday, November 11.
Green glory for food waste initiative A pioneering initiative to help drive down food waste has scooped a hat trick of prestigious accolades at the Houses of Parliament. Waste less, Save more beat off more competition from more than 500 of the UK’s greenest organisations at the annual Green Apple Awards.